Hola! I wanted to share a little something I I thought up and my husband help me built. I follow several bloggers, one of them Honey We’re Home. I love her home, her closet and her organization tips. One thing she had that I totally fell in love with and I had to have one of my own was her bracelet organizer. She ordered her’s on Amazon for $35.00 which at that price, I just could not justify purchasing it since it was NOT a necessity. Oh but the idea of having one was so awesome!!!! So I just had to figure out a way to have my own…. and that I did. Here is my version and how I did it…
First, I ran across a clearance section at Hobby Lobby and I found a 1 inch unfinished curtain rod 6 foot in length. It was on sale for $4.67. I (my hubby) cut it into 6 pieces at 1 foot lengths… you know, in case I needed another
Then I found a 7/8″ dowel for $1.89 if I remember correctly and an unfinished wooden base at $1.99 in the unfinished wood section. We cut the dowel into 4″, 8″ and 12″ sections. Then we drilled 7/8″ holes into the wooden base.
I wanted them at a diagonal so we measured them out evenly and drilled some more…
Then we drilled 7/8″ holes into the curtain rod pieces, making sure they were centered.
Next, we screwed the 7/8″ stems onto the base from the bottom up and used wood glue to secure the top pieces onto the 7/8″ pieces.
I used spray primer since the wood was unfinished and I didn’t want it soaking up my paint like crazy. As for paint, I used acrylic paint that I had on hand and Martha Stewart’s specialty paint that I got on sale for $4.99 below.
Then in order to cover up the bottom screws seen below…
I cut a piece of white felt that I already had and glued it on with Elmer’s glue… You can see my little helper below…
It also prevents it from scratching the surface it sits on.
My total cost for this was $6.23. I don’t really count the Martha Stewart paint cause I barely put a dent in it and I will be using it for lots more projects, but if your nit picky, just add a dollar… $7.23…. Still a pretty good deal!!!!
Here is the finished product….
I brought the paint up a little bit on the 7/8″ bases since I couldn’t get clean straight lines at the very bottom. I used painters tape as a guide and I think I like it better this way anyways…
The white paint took 3 coats and the gold paint took 4 coats (yikes!). It is really thin and runny. I almost thought I had to change gears, but the more you add the better it looks. I did end up finishing it up with clear gloss spray paint (I already had) to protect its finish. I love how it turned out!
It ended up being about 13.5″ in height and 12″ wide. Now, I can remember I actually have bracelets I can wear since they are not put away! I am totally happy with this!
Let me know what you think? Have you done anything to organize or display your jewelry? I would love to know!